Don’t you just love Halloween? The idea of pretending to be someone other than yourself even for just a few hours holds a nice appeal to many of us who spend our days busy and stressed. Pretending isn’t just for kids anymore! What do you plan to be for Halloween? You are going to dress up, right? If you want to create a fun and creepy costume for you to show off at all of the great parties this season, check out this list of creepy DIY Halloween costumes!
15 Creepy DIY Halloween Costumes
With the rerelease of IT this fall, creepy clowns are all the rage this Halloween. Food N Service has a fantastic how-to on creating a creepy Pennywise Costume that you can check out here. Otherwise, a creepy clown can be created with simple Halloween makeup. Be sure to paint your face white (but don’t completely cover it, imperfect paint is much more frightening than a perfect white face). Make sure you smudge the colors and use lots of black and smudged black around the eyes. Black lipstick or lip liner will go far toward making your look truly terrifying.
While there may not be anything specifically creepy about it, some people have a deep-seated fear of clowns and even a seemingly friendly one can cause panic. You can buy a clown face makeup kit just about anywhere that you can find Halloween costumes. Pair it with some overalls for a classic clown look.
A classic vampire won’t take more than some white face paint, a set of vampire teeth and some fake blood.
Find a biohazard mask, either in costume or a real one at a thrift store. For many people, this is one of the most frightening costumes that they have seen.
If you find yourself in a Goodwill or other thrift shop, keep a lookout for an old prom dress and get some fake blood and cover yourself. This entire costume will cost just a couple bucks, but for all of us that were terrified of the movie when we were younger, it is a truly creepy DIY costume.
The Ring Dead Girl
If you have naturally black hair, you are set, otherwise, hit up the nearest Costume retailer and buy a long black wig. Oil it down with hair or baby oil to create the scary, stringy effect and find a hospital gown. Make sure to get it nice and dirty and ‘voila! You have a very creepy costume.
Buy some white face paint and get some ratty clothes. This combination will let you easily pull off being a dead person. Creepy and simple.
With a hockey mask and a ratted trenchcoat, you can pull off looking like one of the scariest horror film villains of all time. You can buy a Jason hockey mask for just $10.99
A long, sleek black or grey wig and some black and white makeup can make a simple, yet creepy witch.
Some white and green face paint can make all the difference when you are trying to create a creepy effect. You can also use some flesh wound Halloween Makeup to round out your costume.
Use black paint to create a “hollowed” out eye effect and draw crooked smile lines on your cheeks. Not all scarecrows are happy.
Wounded Masquerade Girl
Buy a flesh wound makeup kit and paint a flesh wound on the area that the mask would cover, hold your mask over the area until you see someone you would like to creep out.
A nun’s habit, white face paint and black makeup on your lips and eyes will make this one terrifying costume.
Another terrifying horror movie villain, Jigsaw can easily be created with a black wig, some white face paint and some black and red makeup pencils.
Find an old wedding dress at a thrift shop and have fun destroying it with dirt, scissors, and some fake blood splatters. Add this to some scary zombie makeup and you have a scary costume.
Hope you’ve got some serious creepy Creepy DIY Halloween Costume inspiration now. Be sure to tweet me your Halloween pics!
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XOXO – Stuart
I’m trying to figure out what I am gonna be this year too!!! thanks for the inspo
OMG Love all those finds! They are really creppy!
Can’t wait for Halloween!! Loved finding new inspiration! Thanks for sharing it well in advance!!
haha sooo creepy!! need to figure my costume out!
Sabrina | Gypsy Tan
yo! Carrie would be so sick…I love some of these.
The last one really creeps me out.
These are all such awesome ideas! I kinda love them all!
Great halloween inspiration! Love the clown
I was going to rock my usual Crazy Cat Lady costume, which is so comfy and so effortless I have used it for years. Yeah, I’m lazy as that. But now I’m actually considering the idea of Carrie!
Have seen so many posts and videos on the Creepy Clown mask and costume, no wonder it’s #1 on your list
Great post, gives some amazing ideas for someone like me 😀
I love Halloween for this reason, to dress like a monster! I am asian and once I was dressed liked a japanese ghost. I was wearing a simple kimono and made fake blood all over my painted pale face. I bought a fake unordinary long black hair that got very heavy and hot when I was dancing the night away. People was complaining that they got stuck or hit by my hair!😂
Yes! I’m all about the creepy, kooky side of Halloween and these costumes are perfect! Now I’m ready to celebrate!
These are some fantastic ideas. My daughter is going to be a creepy clown for Halloween. She loves the movie IT!
Those are fantastic suggestions! I love the Carrie one so much and I will use it!
Creepy clown or JIgsaw? I was looking for my son’s celebration in his school for halloween and I guess, I’m gonna select either of them. Great Ideas.
These are cool ideas. I would try to be a creepy clown this halloween party 🙂
I love Halloween, so always go all out. Not sure I’ll have time this year so the biohazard mask is a great, and easy, idea!
Eeeek! Totally awesome ideas, but my heart is racing just thinking about some of these costumes.
My first choice is the dead bride and then next is the clown costume. That creepy clown is very realistic. Just in time from the movie IT, featuring a clown who is killing. However, I now have more ideas to think of what to wear on our Halloween party.
These are all cool ideas .Dead bride is creepy though.Inreresting DIY ideas
My Kids are so excited that Halloween is approaching and reading your post made me think of getting a costume for myself as well and not only for my kids. And why not?!
Oh my! My boys would love this list of ideas. They always want to pick out the creepiest outfits each year.
All the ideas are really creepy! Though I never celebrated this day but now I am keen on trying one of these ideas.
I never dress up as anything creepy but always give mad props to those who do.